Getting Rich with the Law of Attraction

Everyone wants to use the Law of Attraction to attract abundance into their lives.  However, many focus on money as the highest priority.  It can be very frustrating when the money doesn’t manifest.  However, there is a way to correct this problem.  It’s all a matter of the angle you are taking.

I would argue that for 99% of you, money is not what you want.  You can argue all you like, but let me show you.  Do you want money?  Do you want to have the freedom to travel?  To buy whatever you want?  To have that new car, that new house, or that new computer?  Do you want to take vacations every other month?  To buy those expensive meals that really whet your appetite?

If you answered yes to any but the first question, then you are contradicting yourself.  Money is not a free lifestyle.  Money is not an expensive dinner.  Money is not a car, nor is money a house.  Money is paper.  Money is a means.  Yet, when practicing visualization, money is one of the most commonly desired objects.  And yet, most people fail to manifest money.  It’s because money is not your desire!

When visualizing, you need to focus on what you really want!  Focus on that house.  Focus on that car.  Money is not your concern – money is the universe’s problem.  Visualize your vacation or your travel.  Visualize your expensive dinner.  Do not visualize money – that is too difficult to work up emotional energy over.

But to work up energy over that hot, sleek new computer, or that shiny new convertible, or that beautiful new house?  Much, much easier.  Always simplify your goals by tracing them down to their roots.  Money is not a root goal – the objects and time that you are hoping to obtain by having that money is.  Let the money be the part that is up to the universe.  Then you don’t have to worry about it – in the process of manifesting your expensive tastes, the money will just fall into your lap.

By changing your angle and focusing on the root desires, you will always drum up far more excitement and energy, which is what truly charges your desires and sends that intent to the universe.  When focusing on money, you are focusing on a midway point, and one that universally is experienced as something very difficult to come by.  We are building our own barriers to success!

By making this simple change, you will find you have far more success utilizing the Law of Attraction.  Good luck!

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part II

In Part I of this article, we discussed the ways energy blockages can hinder or limit our financial resources.  We emphasized the futility of using the Law of Attraction to attract more money if you don’t first clear the blockages that prevent it from manifesting in your life.  Finally, we described the symptoms of such a blockage:  feeling blocked or “stuck,” unable to move forward beyond a certain point, ineffectiveness of prosperity affirmations and visualizations, and constant frustration because “it’s not working.”

In order to identify and dissolve inner blockages, you need to answer three questions:

What aspects of my financial situation make me feel uncomfortable?

For some people it might be a mountain of debt; for others it might be rampant disorganization; for still others it might be inadequate income.  Ask yourself which situations you usually try to avoid thinking about or looking at – those are the areas in which a blockage exists, and it needs your attention if you want to resolve it.  Once you are clear about the aspects of your financial situation that make you feel most uncomfortable, ask yourself:

What do these situations say about the rest of my life?

You see, money problems are NOT just about money!  Money can serve as a mirror for passion, love, joy, purpose, courage, or any number of other qualities you may be resisting.  Financial abundance or lack usually reveals identical abundance or lack in other areas of your life.  Look at your job, your health, your relationships, your self-esteem (and anything else you can think of), and see if you have blockages there too.  Take your time with this exercise, because it is absolutely mind-blowing once you “get it.”  Once you’ve discovered correlations between your financial abundance and the other areas of your life, ask yourself:

How can I increase the flow of energy to these areas?

You will definitely want to give this question some deep thought because the answer will vary for everyone.  Understand that a blockage simply means stagnation or neglect; an obstruction to the flow of energy.  This obstruction can be an unresolved situation, limiting belief, or unproductive habit.  It acts as a clog in the plumbing, so little energy can get through.

In order to clear the clog, you need to turn your attention upon it and take action to remove it.

Let’s look at a couple of examples:

Blockage:  You may have discovered that the aspect of your financial situation that makes you most uncomfortable is the fact that you don’t earn enough money.  Perhaps you’re stuck in a low-paying job and you occasionally consider seeking a better job or starting your own business, but you keep holding back.  Why do you think that is?  Could it be that you don’t feel you deserve to earn more?  Poor self-worth could be the blockage that is holding everything up!

Resolution:  In order to clear the blockage, you would need to change your belief that you don’t deserve to earn more money.  This might involve doing some intensive self-esteem work, or learning how to value the contributions you make to the world, or building up the courage to make a move toward something better.

Blockage:  You may have realized that your financial records are a mess.  You haven’t balanced your checkbook in years, and you don’t have an organized method for paying bills so you end up paying most of them late and accruing big late fees.  This creates a major drain on your finances and can make it seem like you never have enough – but you would if you could better manage what you have!

Resolution:  With a little introspection, you may have noticed that you are also terribly disorganized in other areas of your life.  You may struggle with time management, or your home may be so cluttered that you can’t find what you’re looking for.  Disorganization is easy to resolve by simply devoting a set amount of time to it each day.  Commit to cleaning up your financial situation by figuring out how much debt you have, how much money you have (balance your checkbook!) – AND doing the same thing in other areas of your life.  It may take time to see results, but as you continue to clear blockages by getting organized you will notice an easier flow of energy (and money) through your life.

Your situation might be completely different from those described above, but you can follow the same steps to clear blockages in your life.  Here they are in summary form:

1)    Figure out what makes you most uncomfortable.
2)    Identify correlations with the other areas of your life.
3)    Take action to dissolve the blockages.

When you do this on a consistent basis, you will notice that energy (in the form of money, as well as other qualities) will flow through your life much more easily and you will now be able to use the Law of Attraction in a much more conscious way.

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part I

When most people learn about the Law of Attraction and awaken to their ability to use their thoughts and emotions to attract what they want, their thoughts inevitably turn to money.  It’s something that many (if not most) of us want more of, and never seem to have enough of!

Money is necessary for survival in modern day society, but it also carries a lot more weight than that.  Our financial resources can determine not only the quality of our everyday lives, but the level of enjoyment and freedom we experience in every aspect of our lives.  Little money means little power, little freedom, and very limited options.

Why do so many people struggle financially?  In order to answer that question, we need to look at what money really is.  Money is not just a tangible collection of paper and metal objects; it represents the FLOW of energy through our lives.  Most often when people have a lack of money, they also experience lack elsewhere in their lives.  Whether that lack affects their relationships, health or inner peace, it is clear that there is a blockage somewhere.

In order to use the Law of Attraction to increase the flow of money in your life, you need to first understand where the blockages are in your life, and WHY they are there in the first place.  A vast majority of people either don’t realize the importance of this step, or they skip it because it makes them feel uncomfortable.  Instead, they attempt to place a “bandage over the wound” by focusing on prosperity affirmations and visualizations.  They convince themselves that by doing and saying the right things, they will persuade the Law of Attraction to deliver a nice big truckload of cash to their doorstep.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work like that.  What many people fail to understand is that their energy blockage is already working hand-in-hand with the Law of Attraction.  Remember that the frequency of our vibrations is affected by our beliefs and emotions.  The blockage exists BECAUSE the person’s vibrations are not where they need to be to attract what they really want.  All the affirmations and focus on money won’t do a thing if the underlying blockage isn’t removed, because its very existence prevents money (energy) from flowing easily.

How do you know if you have such a blockage?  You will have a constant sense of being blocked, stuck, unable to move beyond a certain point no matter what you do.  You will wonder why certain techniques seem to work well for others but don’t work for you.  You will keep pushing harder and harder, and eventually give in to frustration because it’s just not working.

Does this sound familiar?  If you suspect that you do have an energy blockage in your life, you need to figure out what is causing it, and find a way to dissolve it.  It’s not as difficult as you might think!

In Part II of this article, we will discuss three simple steps that will help you identify and dissolve your energy blockages.

Practice Prosperity

In order to draw large amounts of money to you, you have to be comfortable with the thought of having large amounts of money.

While everyone can say ‘I’d love to have a million bucks!” they have not really thought through what that would mean.  If you handed them a million dollars they would likely go a little crazy, their head spinning, not being able to believe they had that much money in their hands.

Practice makes perfect.

If you were asking the universe for money through the Law of Attraction, what would you do if you got that money? Do you have a perfectly defined plan for your life with that money in it, or are you just saying, ‘I just want money to have it”?

This is where you need to practice prosperity, so you are mentally ready for it to come to you.

The next time you go to the bank, take out a 50-dollar bill or a 100-dollar bill and 10 to 20 one-dollar bills in cash.  Put them in your purse or wallet with the largest bill on top.  Imagine they are all 50 or 100-dollar bills, and that you have a large stack of these bills in your wallet, every day.  Once you become prosperous this would not be an odd thing to experience, so start preparing now.

As you go through your workday, think about the 50 or 100-dollar bill multiplying and that now there are many of them waiting to be spent.  How would you spend them? As you walk by a store and window shop for things you would like to have imagine buying them.  Clearly visualize yourself pulling as many of those bills as you need out of your wallet and paying for the item in cash.  Then visualize that as you spend those dollars, that more appear, so you are never wanting for more.

If at any time you need a little more encouragement to imagine the money in your wallet, look at that 50 or 100-dollar bill and all the large stack of bills behind it.

Once you can visualize yourself with this kind of money, and it feels normal to have such abundance, you are opening the path for that abundance to come to you.

The Law of Attraction: Money in the Making

When using the Law of Attraction, what could be a more common goal than to attract money?  Money buys things we enjoy, money can buy us time, and ultimately money can buy us freedom.  They say money can’t buy happiness, but money can provide almost all of the elements that constitute happiness.  With freedom of time and freedom of finances comes the freedom of choice.  Isn’t that what makes most of us truly happy?  Having the freedom of choice to do what we want when we want?

And so, using the Law of Attraction, you can attract all of the wealth and abundance into your life that you deserve.  Now remember that money is a means, and that the money itself isn’t all that exciting.  When visualizing, visualize yourself with the ends, not the means.  Visualize yourself flying to the Bahamas, or playing on the beach.  Visualize yourself skydiving, surfing, or doing whatever it is you would do if you had the time and money to do what you wanted.  Feel free to visualize yourself buying whatever you want.  Make sure that in your visualization, money is never a problem.

By focusing more on the ends (freedom of time, freedom of choice) and allowing the means to simply be a no-problem part of your mental movie, you will begin attracting those freedoms.  Since those freedoms require money, you will naturally attract money.  Keep an eye out for any signs the universe sends you, as it may be necessary for you to take action where appropriate.  Once you put the energy out there and the universe begins working for you, you need to remain alert!

The universe and your subconscious mind are intimately linked.  You need to send clear messages to both that you value money and that money is important to you.  That means reaching over to pick up pennies in the parking lot, etc.  Otherwise, be it a penny or thousand dollar bill, you are sending a message to your subconscious and the universe that you don’t need/want/value money.  It has been said that Bill Gates will stop to pick up a dollar on the sidewalk.  That was meant to be a display of his greed, but in fact what that story illustrates is his wealth-centric state of mind.  Similar things have been said of Donald Trump.  What a shame it would be to be in the same boat with two wealthy fellows such as those!

Finally, once you have placed your order of wealth to the universe, relax but remain ever alert.  Sometimes it seems by the very act of remaining alert, the universe is able to meet your desires more quickly.  Otherwise you may miss the opportunities.  Take each moment in your daily life as a personal message from the universe to you, and watch for anything out of the ordinary that may contain the seed for your desire to become manifest.  Good luck!

Wealth Creation Using the Law of Attraction

How can we use the Law of Attraction to create wealth in our lives?  How do we attract abundance?  These are important questions, and it is time to set them to rest.

First, let’s define the term “wealth”.  Wealth, generally spoken of in terms of money, is defined as such: “an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount.”  If you have loads of great friends and family, that is wealth.  If you have a library of your favorite books, music, movies, or video games, that is also wealth.  Wealth infers much more than just money – wealth infers a state of being that is abundant and fulfilled.

Of course, the first law of attracting abundance is to be grateful for what you already have.  This creates a state of mind in which more things will flow for which you can be grateful.  The “Attitude of Gratitude” will take you a long way towards manifesting wealth.

Next, you must be open to opportunities which present themselves when you are actively attracting wealth.  Maybe your aim is money, but you find that you have seemingly attracted a new person into your life.  That person may have the business idea to make you both a load of money.  Perhaps you want to attract a new love, but instead you meet a new person you are not particularly attracted to, although you begin to become friends.  Perhaps that person will connect you to the one you are actually attempting to attract.

The ways in which things manifest are not always direct.  Often, a means or connection through which you can attain your goal is what will come your way.  If you don’t acknowledge or accept this gift, you will not get your desire.  Keep an open mind in life and try to accept any little gifts that come your way, as they may in fact bear the seed of your desire’s full manifestation.

Take some time to yourself and truly ponder your most important goal.  Concentrate on it, meditate on it, and imagine feeling that you already have it.  After efforts like these, be particularly sensitive to any little thing out of the normal that occurs that day or the next.  The universe often works very quickly, and the very phone call that interrupts your meditation may be the one that holds a seed to your desire’s manifestation.  Remain open, remain aware, and keep in mind – there are no coincidences in life.  Everything little thing happens for a reason.

If you truly practice being grateful and aware, and remain vigilantly alert for the ways in which your desires may be presenting themselves to you, you will be successful at manifesting the things you want.  As this happens, you will only get better and better at magnetizing desires, until you will largely be doing this without even realizing it on a daily basis.  Once your life is based around consciously utilizing the Law of Attraction to manifest your desires, you will truly have created a life of wealth.

Attracting Your Million Dollar Idea

Everyone on this Earth has something of value to another.  Each of us is capable of being very prosperous and happy.  And yet, so many of us struggle day after day.  We are caught in a cruel rat-race, and many times we can barely come up for breath.  Yet, to each of us, there is hope.  Using the Law of Attraction, I want to teach you how to pull to yourself your Million Dollar Idea.

We all are here for a reason.  We all have something that only we can offer.  To discover our purpose is to discover that which both makes us happy and makes us wealthy.  We were not meant to fear, hurt, or suffer.  However, we all have been guilty of doubting ourselves, and we must learn to move through this.  These are very basic things that you must realize before you can even begin to uncover your million dollar idea.  If you find it, but doubt yourself and do not act on it, you may not find it again for years.

You may want to make a list of things you know.  You can list things that you have specific knowledge in.  You might try to narrow the list down into something you think is worth a lot in the market place.  There are hundreds of books for that tactic.  What I want to reveal to you today is a tactic that is far simpler, but you must be willing to put in the effort and specifically to remain very aware for the answer.

Find a time when you have half an hour to yourself.  Find a comfortable, private place that is quiet and relaxing.  Sit (or lie) or get comfortable in whatever way you want.  Listen very attentively to the sounds around you.  If the room is silent, listen to the silence.  Become aware of your breathing.  Count thirty breaths (in-out one, in-out two).  When you have finished this your body and mind will be very relaxed and in the perfect state to continue.

Close your eyes and repeat out loud, “I intend my million dollar idea to present itself to me now.  My million dollar idea is here and now and I will that it show itself.”  Now listen to the silence, focusing on what you just said.  Every few seconds when you begin to feel your mind wandering, repeat the process – say it aloud again, then listen and feel the power of your words as they reverberate through your being.  Continue this for as long as you can, then become aware of your breathing for ten breaths.  Then you may get up and go about your life.

Now you have put out a charged desire for your million dollar idea to present itself to you.  I won’t go into it, but the world you perceive around you is actually within you – everything in your external world is merely a representation of something internal.  So what you need to do now is to remain aware of what you are doing throughout the day.  When you are talking to someone, listen very deeply to what they are saying.  If you stumble across a book, a magazine, or a proposal of some sort, pay extra attention to it.

What will happen is that something in your external life will happen that will present the million dollar idea to you.  Does your friend have a problem that you happen to have a solution to?  Is that solution possibly your million dollar idea?  Do you hear someone talking about something they wish they had, but nobody has created it?  Do you hear anyone complaining about a lack of something that maybe you could provide?

The funny thing is, sometimes your million dollar idea won’t sound like a million dollar idea to you at first.  As your day passes (and the next day), write down everything you think might be a hint.  Dreams are especially important.  What you will begin to find is a pattern based around one certain idea, one certain need, that others have.  You will begin to find it over and over again.  This is the process of your idea presenting itself to you.  Once you are sure you have it, then begin to develop it, and keep faith in yourself.

The simplicity of this exercise is deceiving.  The universe, our external reality, is constantly communicating to us on a personal level, because our external reality is in fact only a manifestation of our internal.  The process of giving an intent and question and then really paying attention to personal messages coming out of the world around you will help you open up to the process of life.

You see, the best million dollar ideas are not things that you think are cool or inspiring.  They are things that others need – things that benefit others!  That’s very often the simple rule that we overlook in life.

The best moment is when you realize that we don’t actually have one million dollar idea.  We have an infinite number of them at our fingertips!  All we need to do is ask and listen.  May your life be enriched and your dreams come true!

Manifest Monday: The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment

By: Maria Nemeth

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, by Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., outlines a distinctly unique approach to one of the most dominant yet forbidden topics in modern society: money, and how we deal with it. A clinical psychologist who once lost $35,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme, Nemeth learned from that ordeal (and similar experiences of friends and associates) how most of us develop relationships with money, and the ways in which we subsequently can bring these in line with our actual dreams and realities. She initially used this knowledge to start a workshop called You and Money, which eventually attracted more than 4,500 participants and led to the development of concepts now delineated in this book.

Quoting relevant wisdom espoused by those ranging from Joseph Campbell and Ram Dass to Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker, Nemeth sets out “12 principles for personal fulfillment” designed to help readers “uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, behavior patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert how you use money and other forms of energy.” The result is a refreshing, useful, and surprisingly accessible mixture of universal financial advice and the much rarer–but no less important–ethereal side of fiscal self-management.

Combining a complete self-help and self-discovery regimen with proven methods of money management, this powerhouse guide to prosperity presents twelve principles that will help you to

– Uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert your everyday use of money and personal resources
– Tame the dragons of driven behavior and busyholism
– Defuse fears of deprivation and scarcity
– Embrace and work through paradox and confusion
– Consciously focus your money energy
– Clear yourself to receive the energy and support of others and the universe
– Develop and stay on your personal path to abundance

Through easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, effective worksheets, and other interactive processes, Dr. Nemeth will guide you to financial success and help you manifest your special contribution to the world.

Way back, years before The Secret came out, by chance, I came across this brilliant book.

Written from more of a self-help perspective than a spiritual one, this book helped me to realize the emotions that come from our beliefs about money completely dictate whether we attract money or whether we repel it.

Two of the chapters, Scarcity Is One of Your Greatest Teachers and Releasing Old Beliefs Brings Miracles were life-changing for me after I read them (a few times!). Granted it’s not easy to release old beliefs, but you finally see that holding on to some of your beliefs may not be serving you–and may be the cause of constant financial struggle–just the awareness that it’s time to examine your beliefs about money is a good start to change.

Within the book, the author asks you to write a “money biography” detailing your financial highs and lows throughout your life.  As you write, you really do begin to see influences and then patterns. It’s quite a powerful task to undertake.

Not only do I recommend this book, but I would suggest reading (or re-reading) The Science of Getting Rich and follow it up with this book. I think both books together will really help you to begin approaching money attracting with more confidence and clarity.

Check out The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment on Amazon.